As the lockdown here in Romania continues, our podcast series aims to deliver immersive musical journeys for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. Listening to electronic music, dancing and having a good time is very important these days, so adjust the volume of your speakers and dive in this week’s episode with Petit Batou at the controls.
Baptiste Saint-James aka Petit Batou is a French artist who can easily be considered one of the pioneers of the Parisian minimal scene. Studying the violin and constantly being surrounded by jazz and classical music since he was very young, he developed a strong passion for exploring various musical genres which eventually lead him on the path to discover the modern aspects of house and techno. Around 2012 he dedicates himself to the minimal style and starts mixing at local underground parties while also assembling his first tracks. From here on, his career as a DJ and producer became an ascending path, enjoying support from the likes of Stefano Noferini, Marco Carola, Raresh, Priku, Barac and Mariano Mateljan while sharing the decks with Traumer, Fumiya Tanaka, Thomas Melchior, Laura Jones, Amin Ravelle, Cem Ozden, Vid, Primarie, Sorin Milea, Arapu and many many others.
Petit Batou‘s talent behind the decks captivates the crowds and brings people together, his technique and selections allowing people to switch between different emotional states while forming a connection with the sound and the artist at the same time. His distinct approach delivers groovy and engaging vibes, which range from minimal house to deep techno and microhouse. Among the publishers he worked with we find Inwave, Soundterrasse, Ensis Black, Capodopere, Tzinah, Celo Rec, Totoyov, OuiOui Concept, Minim.All, Blind Vision Records and Kanja Records, to name a few. Aside from these labels he also released several tracks and EPs with Stamp Records, an imprint he founded back in 2015 for the love of music and brought forward materials from artists like Dominic Vadim, Silat Beksi, Triptil, Andu Simion, Andrea Caioni and Vern.
“For this mix I played modern tracks including a lot of unreleased and promos. I mixed some hypnotic grooves through a minimal rhythm coming from various countries by noting a general ro-minimal spirit.
Around min 42, you can hear a collaboration between Phoq and me that’s available in Free Download on my soundcloud page. Have a good listening!” – Petit Batou
feeder sound 260 mixed by Petit Batou reveals a carefully crafted selection that flows organically into various shades of minimalistic rhythms and textures. Providing introspective moments as well as uplifting vibes, the recording is perfect to drift along with, so enjoy!
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feeder sound is a showcase of local and international talent alike comprised of DJ sets and fresh tunes meticulously curated in a sound collection which promotes mutual recognition and cultural exchange between musicians worldwide.